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• The Inaugural Chris Newsom Memorial Day Tournament for high school summer teams and 15-to-18-year-old summer teams is set May 24-27 and May 31-June 3 at Christian Academy of Knoxville High School. Format is four-game round-robin. Entry fee is $350. For more information, call 865-603-5368.

• More than 2,000 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes Saturday, May 12, at World’s Fair Park. The chapter’s goal is to raise more than $600,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Live entertainment, food, inflatable rides, face-painting, and fun. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the JDRF web site at www.jdrf.org or call 865-544-0768.

• Farragut High School Baseball Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4, to Thursday, June 7, FHS’s at John Heatherly Field. Registration is from 8:15 to 9 a.m. June 4. Cost is $70 per camper —$60 if more than one from a family. Instruction by FHS coaches and players. A glove is required — bringing a bat is optional. For more information, call FHS varsity head baseball coach Tommy Pharr at 865-777-4067.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for summer sand volleyball leagues at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. It will include a Competitive Coed League and a Recreational Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players, and an Open Competitive League, with teams consisting of four players. The competitive leagues require a higher skill level and a greater adherence to the rules than the recreational league. Each coed team must play with at least two women on the court at all times. Open Competitive League teams may be all men, all women or any mix of the two. The leagues include six regular season matches and a single elimination post-season tournament. If make-up matches are needed due to inclement weather, they may be played Wednesday evenings. Deadline to register and pay is 5 p.m., Thursday, May 24. Competitive Coed League play: Mondays, June 4 through July; Recreational Coed League play: Tuesdays, June 5 through July; Open Competitive League play: Thursdays, June 7 through July. Cost is $110 per team for the recreational league and $135 per team for competitive leagues. Payment must be received at the time of registration. Registration forms are available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from the Farragut Branch Post Office, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057.

• Tennessee Golf Foundation has scheduled a Junior Golf Informational Meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday May 15, at Willow Creek Golf Club in Farragut. Chad Anderson with Tennessee Golf Foundation will be there to inform junior golfers ages 4-18 and their parents about upcoming junior golf activities including clinics, camps and tournaments. It is open to all juniors and parents and is free. RSVP to canderson@pgahq.com. For more information, call Chad Anderson, regional director, Tennessee Golf Foundation, at 423-794-0747.

• Ten members of Farragut High School’s Swimming and Diving team were recently named Academic All-Americans: Rachel Bellich, Andrew Chang, Ben Hyman, Michael Kersaick, Sarah Kortebein, Kathryn Machiela, Andrew Quinn, Aime Sobhani, Faraz Soltanian and Gonzalo Sumarriva.

• It's once again time for the 4th Annual Help Jordanne Clabo Fight Crohn's Disease Golf Tournament, set for Monday, May 14, at Gettysvue Golf and Country Club. Entry fee is $125 per player. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun tee-off. Format is once again a 4-man scramble with prizes being awarded for first- and second-place, hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive. Gettysvue will be serving lunch throughout the day, with heavy hors d'oeuvres available. Knox County children Jordanne Clabo, 7, and Jacob Clabo, 6, both suffer from Crohn's disease, a chronic and painful disorder that affects the intestinal track. For more information about the golf tournament, Kidz Team or to assist the Clabo family, visit http://helpjordanneclabofightcrohns.org or call 865-357-8601. Jordanne and Jacob would like to thank everyone in the community for the continued prayers and support.

 

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